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Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Airborne 03.04.15: Airbus' NEW H160, Robinson Buys 1000 RR300s, NEW Bell 407GXP

Also: Inverted Flat Spin Record, Belite Aircraft Reinvents the Cub, Aspen Evolution In Demand, Screamin’ Sasquatch, New Elite HeliSim, JetBlue Pilot Update

Airbus showed off its all-new H160 helicopter at Heli-Expo 2015. As the first product introduced with the Airbus Helicopters corporate identity and its new numbering designation, Airbus claims this 5.5 to 6-ton-class rotorcraft has nose-to-tail breakthroughs in design and systems. The H160 integrates as many as 68 different Airbus Helicopters-patented technologies. It has a cruise speed of 160 knots, and can carry 12 passengers at distances of up to 120 nautical miles for oil and gas missions, and a 450-nautical mile range with 20-minute reserve in public service or search and rescue tasks. Rolls-Royce and Robinson Helicopter Company have signed a new, 10-year agreement to supply at least 1,000 RR300 engines to power their R66 Helicopter. The Rol

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Wed, Mar 04, 2015

GAO Finds U.S. Air Traffic System Vulnerable To Cyber Attack

Finds Weaknesses In Controls Designed To Prevent Unauthorized Network Access

In a recent report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that while the FAA has taken steps to protect its air traffic control systems from cyber-based and other threats, significant security control weaknesses remain, threatening the agency's ability to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the national airspace system (NAS).

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Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Airborne 03.03.15: AW189 Certified, Honeywell Heli Forecast, HondaJet Sim

Also: NBAA Likes PBOR II, Wipaire Viking Endorsement, R44 Update, PW Engine Ctr, Twirly Birds

Its going to be a great week for rotorcraft as HAI gets it start in Orlando, Florida... we should have confirmation today of new aircraft from Airbus Helicopters as well as progress reports from Bell, MD Helicopters, Sikorsky, Robinson, Enstrom, and a number of others. But, there is some excitement at HAI from the folks at Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland, who have confirmed FAA validation of the EASA certification for their AW189 medium twin engine helicopter. In its 17th annual Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchasing Outlook, Honeywell Aerospace produced a detailed report that forecast steady global helicopter demand for the next 5 years. Overall, five-year demand for turbine-powered, civil helicopters remains steady versus the 2014 five-year forecast, with moderate improvement in new helicopter purchase plans r

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Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Aero-TV: The Electrifying E-Fest 2015 - World’s Greatest Indoor Fly-In?

E-Fest: The Greatest Indoor Airshow We've EVER Seen!

While at E-Fest 2015, it’s obvious that ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, had a great time, and he talked with E-Fest committee member Frank Noll to get some background on this great event.

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Wed, Mar 04, 2015

PW206B3 Engine Receives Key EASA Validation

New Engine Offers Optimized Performance For Airbus Helicopters Deutschland

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new PW206B3 engine earned certification from EASA in December 2014, further clearing the way for its entry into service early this year on the new EC135P3 helicopter.

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Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Airborne 03.04.15: Airbus Heli's NEW H160, Robinson Buys 1000 RR Engines, NEW Bell 407GXP

Also: Inverted Flat Spin Record, Belite Aircraft Reinvents the Cub, Aspen Evolution In Demand, Screamin’ Sasquatch, New Elite HeliSim, JetBlue Pilot Update

Airbus showed off its all-new H160 helicopter at Heli-Expo 2015. As the first product introduced with the Airbus Helicopters corporate identity and its new numbering designation, Airbus claims this 5.5 to 6-ton-class rotorcraft has nose-to-tail breakthroughs in design and systems. The H160 integrates as many as 68 different Airbus Helicopters-patented technologies. It has a cruise speed of 160 knots, and can carry 12 passengers at distances of up to 120 nautical miles for oil and gas missions, and a 450-nautical mile range with 20-minute reserve in public service or search and rescue tasks. Rolls-Royce and Robinson Helicopter Company have signed a new, 10-year agreement to supply at least 1,000 RR300 engines to power their R66 Helicopter. The Rolls-Royce RR300 has been the exclusive engine on Robinson’s R66 ga

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Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Esterline CMC Electronics’ Avionics Selected For X4 Helicopter

GPS, FMS To Be Standard Equipment In New Rotorcraft

Esterline CMC Electronics’ (CMC) CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 Global Positioning System (GPS) Landing System Sensor have been selected as standard avionics for the new X4 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters.

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Wed, Mar 04, 2015

EagleMed Adds 15th Medically Equipped Helicopter To Airbus Fleet

Company Moving Towards And All-Airbus Rotorcraft Fleet

EagleMed LLC critical care air medical transport has taken delivery of a new Airbus AS350 AStar helicopter outfitted with the most advanced aviation technology and latest life-saving medical equipment.

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Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Curtiss-Wright Introduces New Line Of Cockpit Recorders

Modular Design Reduces Weight By Half

Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s Defense Solutions division has unveiled a new family of ultra-lightweight recorders for cockpit image, voice and flight data. At only 5.7 lbs., the new Fortress recorders weigh about 50% less than early generation solid state recorders alternatives, which helps to significantly reduce fuel costs.

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Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Gone West: Tuskegee Airman Col. Paul Green

Flew 25 Combat Missions With The 99th Fighter Squadron

Another of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen has Gone West. The Military Times relays a report from the Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise that Col. Paul Green passed away at Brightwater Senior Living on Monday. Col. Green was 91.

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